Court of Appeal Guidance on Landlord’s Statutory Consultation and Changes to Works. Jonathan Chew, Wilberforce Chambers


In Reedbase v Fattal [2018] EWCA 840, an important decision for landlords and their advisers, the Court of Appeal explained how and when a landlord would need to repeat its statutory consultation if the works carried out changed from the original programme consulted on. It set out how changes in works fits with the consultation regime under section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and associated regulations for the first time, and separately considered a landlord’s obligation to make good a tenant’s demise for the first time in over 25 years. Jonathan Chew acted for the successful landlord.

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